Is a coin with a 1935 Mercury head dime and a wheat penny back authentic?
You have what's known as a "Magician's Coin".
This is NOT something that was done at the Mint.
This was made by altering two normal coins and gluing the altered pieces back together. Use a magnifier to check just inside the rim on one side of the coin -- you are looking for the seam where the two pieces were joined -- it could be on either side of the coin.
This type of novelty item sells regularly in Magic Shops and on eBay.com for a couple dollars.
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Since this piece was made from coins with designs that have been discontinued for many years, it would bring more than one made from coins currently found in circulation. However, since no one is "making a market" in these items, about the only way to determine how much it will bring is to put it up for auction. You might search eBay to see if anything similar has been offered lately.
An Australian 1935 bronze Penny (George V), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $365 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $58 AUD. There were 3.724 million minted. An Australian 1935 bronze Penny (George V)(Proof), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $30,000 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
An Eireann (Irish) 1935 bronze Penny (chicken), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £25 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £2 to £10 GBP. An Eireann (Irish) 1935 bronze Penny (chicken)(Proof FDC), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £500 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
There are many factors that contribute to a coins value. The wear and condition of the coin is a huge role in the pricing of ALL coins along with how many were minted and/or melted. Coins in better or rarer condition tend to bring higher prices. A 1935 penny (assuming it has no mint mark) has a very high mintage of over 245,000,000 making this penny worth right around 15-25 cents. Rather than selling this…
Wheat cents hardly ever turn up in circulation because the last ones were struck over half a century ago. Many dates after the mid-1940s were issued in huge numbers so there are loads of them in the hands of collectors and dealers so they're not considered rare. On the other hand cents dated before 1935 and certain errors can be worth quite a bit. For example: Certain versions of the 1909 first Lincoln penny…
Fred Harper has: Played Mr. Smith in "In the Dough" in 1933. Played Jarvis in "The Wrong, Wrong Trail" in 1934. Played Drunk in "The Gem of the Ocean" in 1934. Performed in "A Penny a Peep" in 1934. Played Fireman in "His First Flame" in 1935. Played Bartender in "Serves You Right" in 1935. Performed in "Palm Beach Knights" in 1935.
Rose Kessner has: Played Wedding Guest in "Tip Tap Toe" in 1932. Played Dental Patient in "The Light Fantastic" in 1935. Played Customer in "An Ear for Music" in 1935. Played Teacher in "Sorority Blues" in 1935. Played Woman on phone in "A Nose for News" in 1935. Played Party Guest in "The Life of the Party" in 1935. Played Rose in "High, Wide and Hansom" in 1935. Played Customer in "Double Exposure" in 1935…
A British 1935 bronze Penny (George V), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £25 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £1 to £5 GBP. The values quoted are the best possible for the best specimens in their grades, but may be significantly lower due to varying demand for the coin and the prevailing economic climate. A reputable coin dealer will be…
Joe Cook has: Performed in "At the Ball Game" in 1929. Played Smiley Johnson in "Rain or Shine" in 1930. Performed in "Mr. Widget" in 1935. Performed in "Penny Wise" in 1935. Played Joe, the Reporter in "A Nose for News" in 1935. Played Arizona Mahoney in "Arizona Mahoney" in 1936. Played Joe in "The White Hope" in 1936. Played Man at drinking fountain in "The Sound of Laughter" in 1963.
That answer depends of where you sell it. Pawn shops are not the best place to sell it at. If you want a good amount, you should try a auction. It's not that simple: ALL American coins have the word LIBERTY on them, and in 1935 dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars had an image of Miss Liberty on the front, so the term "liberty coin" isn't detailed enough to ID and value your coin. For…